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About THE WRONG MANS & Episode Guides

About THE WRONG MANS & Episode Guides

The Wrong Mans Premiered on BBC Two & Hulu on September 24, 2013

About the Show:
From actor/writer duo James Corden and Mathew Baynton, The Wrong Mans series centers on Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne, office workers for Berkshire County Council, who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone-call and a case of mistaken identity. After being sole witness to a car crash on a desolate country road, Sam answers an abandoned mobile telephone and hears a message that was clearly not meant for him: "If you are not here by 5 o'clock, we will kill your wife". Encouraged by office mail-room delivery boy Phil that they can be the heroes of the hour, the duo soon find themselves plunged into a deadly kidnap situation. The Wrong Mans involves a world of unexpected international conspiracy and intrigue, with the mysterious Scarlett and Stevens and the enigmatic secret agent Walker at the heart of the unfurling chaos. Sam and Phil must dodge bullets and escape explosions in their quest to save not just themselves, but their loved ones and ultimately their ...


Actor’s name

Character’s name

Mathew BayntonSam Pinkett
James CordenPhil Bourne
Sarah SolemaniLizzie
Tom BasdenNoel
Dawn FrenchLinda
Nick MoranStevens
Emilia FoxScarlett
Benedict WongMr Lau
Stephen Campbell MooreSmoke
Karel RodenMarat Malankovic
Rebecca FrontCox

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Season 1

Episode 1: The Wrong Mans (Sep/24/2013)
After being the only witness to a car crash on a country road, Sam answers an abandoned mobile telephone and hears a message that was not meant for him. He is encouraged by the office mailroom delivery boy that they can be the heroes but soon find themselves plunged into a shocking kidnap situation.

Episode 2: Bad Mans (Oct/01/2013)
Sam and Phil end up coming face to face with the elusive Mr Stevens, who they learn is heavily in debt to Mr Lau who has kidnapped Stevens’ wife, Scarlett. They end up being sent to rescue her but things don't go to plan.

Episode 3: Dead Mans (Oct/08/2013)
Sam attempts to negotiate the exchange of Scarlett from Mr Lau with his nephew Jason, but Phil accidentally ruins the plan. Following a dramatic escape, they take Scarlett home to her husband. Sam and Phil then need to go on the run from both the police and the criminals. They end up finding some temporary safety with MI5 agent Walker.

Episode 4: Inside Mans (Oct/15/2013)
Scarlett wants Sam and Phil to retrieve a music box, which Russian exile Marat Milankovic has got his hands on. With only the ransom money they found in the back of Walker’s car, they attempt to buy it back.

Episode 5: Wanted Mans (Oct/22/2013)
Sam and Phil take Marat back to Phil’s house where his mother proves to be very resourceful. With spies shadowing their every move though, and with MI5 closing in on them, the duo begin to work out what’s afoot and they become high-value fugitives.

Episode 6: Running Mans (Oct/29/2013)
Sam and Phil are now on the run and as their friends and family get caught up in the conspiracy, their limits are pushed. They soon realise the only way to save everyone is to put themselves on the line.



Season 2

Episode 1: X Mans (Dec/22/2014)
The friends are 4,000 miles from home and Phil is enjoying the chance to reinvent himself, but Sam is missing his old life. Some worrying news from back home forces them to make a difficult choice. They soon find out that the road back to Bracknell is longer and more perilous than they imagined.

Episode 2: White Mans (Dec/22/2014)
Following an explosive escape from an American maximum security prison, Sam and Phil’s spirits are lifted for a moment until another case of mistaken identity sees them risking their lives once again.

Episode 3: Action Mans (Dec/23/2014)
Sam and Phil's spirits are temporarily lifeted, until they find themselves risking their lives again with another case of mistaken identity.

Episode 4: Wise Mans (Dec/23/2014)
The boys realise their only hope of surviving is to play a part in a high-stakes heist with a ruthless gang of mercenaries. If they survive, they still need to make it home in time for Christmas.